Is VTEC better than Turbo?

Turbo produces more torque and horsepower obviously while VTEC is more about pushing the maximum horsepower out of the engine since torque on VTEC cars can only be felt on VTEC range meaning anywhere after 5,500RPMs but yet the torque is still nothing compared with a turbo’s torque output.

Can you supercharge a VTEC engine?

The VTEC TURBO Valve Timing Control (VTC) controls the timing of both intake and exhaust valves, so that they are open simultaneously at the same time. Supercharging can be done even at low engine speeds with this technology.

Does VTEC increase horsepower?

The VTEC head itself was designed to be higher flowing, to begin with. So not every bit of power was gained from VTEC. It is safe to say though: Adding VTEC to an engine will increase the overall power output and make your car faster. You should expect around a 10-30HP gain from VTEC.

Are VTEC engines fast?

As its name implies, Honda i-VTEC engines offer low- and high-speed camshafts of each engine simultaneously, making them extremely powerful. By using this technology, an engine with only four cylinders performs well no matter its RPM range; its performance is unlimited no matter what.

Can you hit VTEC in reverse?

In a straight line, ‘hitting VTEC’ often results in noticeably more power and a satisfying sound as the cam profiles shift. However, does VTEC still work in reverse? The clip below answers that age-old question and to our surprise, yes, you can hit VTEC in reverse, not that doing so serves any real purpose.

When did Honda stop using VTEC?

Most Honda or Acura four-cylinder powered vehicles sold in the United States used i-VTEC by the 2002 model year with the exception being the 2002 Honda Accord.

At what RPM does i-VTEC kick in?

VTECaddict said: 4 cylinders have no VTEC kick at all. VTEC works to change the engine from 3 valve to 4 valve mode at ~2300rpm.

Why are Hondas so fast?

Yes, Honda Civics are fast cars due to their excellent power-to-weight ratio, impressive drivetrain gearing, and shift points. What’s more, the Honda Civic can be made to go even faster than its stock form by spending very little money on customization and upgrades.

Are VTEC engines reliable?

The durability of a VTEC engine is directly proportional to the conditions in which it will be used, but – generally – VTECs are very reliable engines. They last quite a lot, but they do start to burn a lot of oil as time goes by.

What’s so special about VTEC?

The VTEC system essentially combines low-RPM fuel efficiency and stability with high-RPM performance. And the transition occurs seamlessly, allowing for smooth performance across the entire powerband. The switching operation between the two cam lobes is controlled by the engine computer.

What is VTEC turbo engine?

Honda’ s VTEC TURBO is a technology that efficiently uses every last drop of gasoline, through a combination of turbo charger, direct injection system, and variable valve timing mechanism. Through VTEC TURBO and hybrid systems, Honda strives to combine driving pleasure with environmental performance.

Does Honda still use VTEC?

Today Honda still makes VTEC engines, but given the growth of turbocharging and the fact that other automakers have been using their own forms of variable valve timing for many years, the feeling isn’t quite as special.

How do I know if VTEC is working?

The meter should read very very low voltage until vtec hits. If vtec activates then the voltage should read around 12. if not then your ecu may not be functioning properly.

Can engines run backwards?

Most problems arise due to a lack of lubrication, less filtered air flowing into the air intake, and a lack of engine cooling. A bump in the starter motor can cause the engine to roll backwards as the compression starts to regain.

Do all Civics have VTEC?

Several Honda Civic models have a VTEC standard. The Honda EX, EX-L, HX, Si, Si-R, VTi, VTiR, and Civic Type R are some of them. In addition to the upgraded Civic, all of these features come with a Civic at their core.

Is VTEC obsolete?

Gone is Honda’s VTEC variable valve timing and lift. The automaker’s camshaft variable timing control (VTC) technology, which is limited to the intake camshaft and is always active, optimizing engine performance and efficiency at any given rpm, replaces the VTEC technology.

When did the SI get a turbo?

Eighth Generation

For the 2017 model year, the Civic Si engine was changed to a turbocharged 1.5L inline-four with an Adaptive Damper System, and was capable of delivering 205 hp with 192 lb-ft of torque.

Can you turbo a R18?

This turbo is capable of putting an R18 civic into the 12 second 1/4 mile range. BorgWarner EFR 6758 – This is the EFR turbo for R18’s looking to drag race. The 6758 is recommend for those who have aftermarket cams, and possibly headwork.

Can VTEC be adjusted?

Ensure your Honda is capable of being “tuned” properly and can benefit from a VTEC engagement-point adjustment. This may necessitate the addition of aftermarket parts or other upgrades from the manufacturers’ “stock” engine.

What is SOHC VTEC?

SOHC VTEC = Timing and lift change in 1 step. Usually used to maximise low end torque. Because 1 cam controls both intake and exhaust valves, you cannot get good timing for high RPM power.

Is VTEC only for Honda?

So yes, VTEC is Honda only and yes, there are other technologies that achieve the same, or very similar, goals.

Which is better VVTI or VTEC?

VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) is a valvetrain system developed by Honda that allows engines to achieve turbo level specific output without the bad fuel efficiency that turbocharging normally introduces.Comparison chart.


How does VTEC activate?

At a predetermined engine speed based upon the ECU, a 12V signal is sent to the engine’s VTEC solenoid, which activates the process.

How much horsepower does a 3.0 VTEC have?

The 3.0-liter V6 makes 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of Torque.

Is Honda more reliable than Toyota?

The Toyota vehicles also consistently last longer than any Honda. According to statistics based on consumer reports, Toyota is the second most reliable automaker after Mazda, and Corolla is the most reliable model. Honda didn’t even make it to the top 10 for average reliability.

Which car brand has the best engine?

Top 10 manufacturers – most reliable engines

 ManufacturerFailure Rate
1Honda1 in 344
2Toyota1 in 171
3Mercedes-Benz1 in 119
4Volvo1 in 111